We had an extra set of paws here yesterday as Flynn watched Madison and Nicolas's pup Draper. He is a cutie!
The meal of the week was this quick and delicious pasta I threw together last evening. I was feeling pasta, so I boiled some ziti noodles, drained them, and put them in a baking dish. I had some amazing mozzarella and provolone cheese slices from the Italian grocery, so I laid the mozzarella on first, added some pasta sauce, then laid the provolone slices next. I chopped some fresh basil and sprinkled that on along with some grated parmesan, covered it with foil, and baked it until it was bubbly. It was delicious. The perfect meal for a rainy summer evening.
And I am slowly making my way back to the mixer, folks. I decided to whip up a chocolate cake for a special treat because I always like a little chocolate with my pasta. Peyton has me spoiled, and I honestly haven't baked in forever. This was a box mix, Duncan Hines is the very best, but it turned out delicious. Who knows? By the end of summer, I may be able to make cookies again!
Here is the schedule for shark week! Can we watch programs about sharks any other week of the year? Sure. But there is something special about joining in with so many others and watching together. Enjoy!
Finishing off with some photos of the lake. I took a few this week as we were out tubing with the kids. Steve took some last evening as he sat on the dock fishing. I am thankful for this lake I didn't even know I wanted. It brings fun and excitement in the form of tubing with music playing, and it also brings peace and contentment in the form of moments spent sipping coffee or sitting quietly. I suppose we all need some of both.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.
Enjoy and be cozy.